10 Scholarships for Business, Finance and Marketing Students

Posted February 3, 2014 | By csponline

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College can be more affordable when you apply and qualify for scholarships. Scholarships are the ideal way to fund college, as you aren’t required to pay these institutions back for their financial support. You have earned these financial awards through your demonstrated academic achievement, extracurricular activities and commitment to your community.

Concordia University, St. Paul accepts all scholarships and can apply all award amounts to our online business degrees. Whether you are just starting your enrollment process or you are looking for additional financial support, it is never too late to apply for a scholarship. Take a look at these scholarships for business, finance and marketing students.


Business Scholarships

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Surety Industry Scholarship Program for Minority Students: Minority students enrolled in an insurance and risk management, accounting, business and finance program are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship award sponsored by the Surety Foundation, the educational arm of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA). The scholarship program is designed to encourage students to consider the surety industry as a viable career option after graduation.

To apply for the scholarship program, students must be a member of a minority group and be enrolled in a full-time insurance or risk management, accounting, business or finance program with an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, visit The Surety Foundation.

CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship: Today’s businesses are seeking tomorrow’s leaders. CEO.com is awarding a $2,500 scholarship to students interested in business leadership or entrepreneurship.

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in a business program at an accredited college or university and complete an essay in addition to a scholarship application. The application deadline is June 2, 2014. For more information on the scholarship or to get started on your essay, visit CEO.com.

Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship: Concordia business students who are of American Indian heritage could qualify for the Ford Motor Company Tribal Scholarship, which is valued up to $3,000 annually.

Students must be enrolled full time in a business program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must also show demonstrated leadership and commitment to the American Indian community and provide proof of descent. For more information about this scholarship, visit FordScholars.org.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Motors Scholarship Program: The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and General Motors have partnered to offer financial support to outstanding Latino students enrolled in a business degree program. The scholarship is valued at $2,500. Recipients may also qualify for participation in a summer internship program with General Motors.

Eligible students must be of Hispanic heritage and enrolled in a full-time degree-seeking business program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information, visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.


Finance Scholarships

Financial Women International Scholarship: Women interested in a career in finance can support their collegiate goals with a scholarship from the Hawaii Community Foundation. The annual scholarship is valued between $500 and $5,000, with an average award of $2,000.

Applicants must be a college junior, senior or graduate students enrolled in a business-related program. You must hold a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. For more information, visit the Hawaii Community Foundation.

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship: Students pursuing a career in state and local government finance are eligible for one of two $6,000 scholarships awarded in association with the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The scholarship winners are invited to attend the GFOA annual conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate accounting program. Undergraduate students must be completing their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and receive a recommendation by their academic advisor or chair of the accounting program. For more information, visit GFOA.com.

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship: Accounting students with plans to become CPAs are eligible to receive the AICPA/Accountemps scholarship. The annual scholarship is valued at $2,500.

Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting student and have completed at least 30 semester hours of college coursework, including a minimum of six semester hours in accounting. Applicants must also have a minimum major and overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. For more information, visit AICPA.org.


Marketing Scholarships

Direct Marketing Educational Foundation (DMEF) Scholarship Awards: Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in one of Concordia’s marketing degree programs are eligible to apply for annual scholarship awards presented by the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation.

Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, with strong consideration for students illustrating academic excellence and demonstrated interest in the direct and interactive marketing field. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To learn more about the scholarships awarded by the DMEF, visit MarketingEdge.org.

EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships: Students with an interest in a career in document management and graphic communications are eligible for the EDSF Board of Directors Scholarships, valued between $1,000 and $5,000. Scholarship awards are supported by companies and individuals in the document management and graphic communications industry, including Allegra Network, Canon, FedEx Office, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh and more.

Students must be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarships will be awarded based on a combination of the following: academic achievement, application essay, extracurricular activities and education objectives. To learn more or apply for these scholarships, visit EDSF.org.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships: Both undergraduate and graduate students in Concordia’s marketing programs are eligible to apply for scholarships awarded by the Lagrant Foundation. The scholarship award is $2,500.

Applicants must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups to apply: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian. Applicants must also be enrolled full time in a communications-related field such as public relations, marketing or advertising and hold a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. For more information on scholarship requirements and to apply, visit the Lagrant Foundation.

There are numerous scholarships available to students seeking continued education for professional and personal development. Consider applying for these scholarships or do your own search to discover new outlets of financial support.